Job Opening in Sustainable Agriculture Advocacy

Sharon Gordon gordonse at one.net
Tue Aug 28 07:23:17 EDT 2001


National Campaign For Sustainable Agriculture
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
ORGANIZER IMMEDIATE OPENING

August 16, 2001

The National Campaign for Sustainable Agriculture is a diverse network of
organizations working collaboratively to shape national policies to foster
a sustainable food and agriculture system - one that is economically
viable, socially just, environmentally sound, and humane. We are seeking to
fill a full-time position focused on capacity building and organizing
around policy education, development, and advocacy.

Responsibilities of the Organizer:

Capacity building work with grassroots, state and regional groups across
the country: includes supporting and encouraging grassroots and regionally
directed efforts through one-on-one outreach; assisting partner groups with
recruitment, public education, and outreach; and developing training
methods and materials to build partners, public policy development,
communications and advocacy skills.

Organizing and coordinating sustainable agriculture policy work of
grassroots, state, regional and national partners of the National Campaign:
includes establishment of communications, input and feedback loops among
diverse partners; outreach to diverse constituencies to initiate and/or
expand participation in National Campaign activities; meeting facilitation
(in-person and via phone), project planning and implementation,
collaborative development of grassroots strategies, implementation and
evaluation; production and constituent-specific tailoring of educational
materials, media advisories and articles, fact sheets, and action alerts;
initiation and monitor of grassroots action as needed.

Qualifications:

Experience organizing collaborative efforts of diverse groups on policy
education and advocacy
Proven organizational and project management skills
Strong written and verbal skills, including substantial communications
and media experience
Ability to coordinate of variety of activities
Strong collaboration, team building and diplomacy skills
Ability to recruit, motivate and coordinate people across
regional/race/class/gender and cultural lines
Proficiency with word processing, email and web communications
Flexible schedule (national travel and some evening work required)
Knowledge and experience in agriculture policies a plus
Knowledge and experience in fundraising a plus
Commitment to promoting just and sustainable farm and food policies
through grassroots participation
Highly motivated and able to work both independently and as a team
member
Minimum commitment of three years

Location: Preferable location at our main office in Pine Bush, NY, a rural
community in the beautiful Hudson Valley and southern Catskill Mountains,
75 miles northwest of the metropolitan NY area.

Salary & Benefits: $30,000-38,000 based on experience, plus benefits, full
time with flexible scheduling.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume, short writing samples, and references
by September 15th to Kathy Lawrence, Executive Director, National Campaign
for Sustainable Agriculture, P.O. Box 396, Pine Bush, NY 12566 or email to
kathy at sustainableagriculture.net.

People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The National Campaign is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.






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